Tag: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Is laughter really the best medicine?

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmj.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Food for thought: Laughter and MIRTH (methodical investigation of risibility, therapeutic and harmful): Narrative synthesis Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in […]

Frequently prescribed drug used in concerning ways with harmful side effects: i.e. Death – benzodiazepines

Contact: Kate Taylor TaylorKa@smh.ca 647-393-7527 St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013—A popular class of drugs commonly used to treat sleep and mood symptoms continues to be frequently prescribed despite being known to have potentially life-threatening side effects. Previous studies have linked benzodiazepines – a medication class that […]

82nd Health Research Report 31 MAY 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 82nd Issue 31 May 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com In this Issue: 1. Long-term use of vitamin E may decrease COPD risk 2. Eating processed meats, but not unprocessed red meats, may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes 3. Most patients […]

Common bronchodilator linked to increased deaths

2008 Post for filing Contact: Marla Paul Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu 312-503-8928 Northwestern University CHICAGO — A common bronchodilator drug which has been used for more than a decade by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to a one-third higher risk of cardiovascular-related deaths. The drug, ipratropium, […]

Excess pneumonia deaths linked to engine exhaust

Repost File 2008 Contact: Rachael Davies rdavies@bma.org.uk 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Atmospheric pollutants and mortalities in English local authority areas Engine exhaust fumes are linked to excess deaths from pneumonia across England, suggests research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The annual death toll is […]

Surprising finding that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) produce too little airway mucus – rather than too much..Common Medical Belief is Wrong

Shannon Koontz 336-716-4587 shkoontz@wfubmc.edu Bob Conn 336-716-4587 rconn@wfubmc.edu Mark Wright 336-716-4587 mwright@wfubmc.edu Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Surprising finding could lead to new treatment for cystic fibrosis WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The surprising finding that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) produce too little airway mucus – rather than […]